Kerry Manning

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This Bolt is the Key to GM's High-Tech Assembly Line

At a New York State factory where General Motors builds engines, a new kind of smart bolt collects data during manufacturing to help the automaker cut mistakes.<p><b>Engines are complicated, and a lot can</b> potentially go wrong during assembly—­malfunctioning machines, faulty parts, and, of course, human …

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Fearing Death in a 1927 Bugatti is Addicting http://petro.li/1aumFWy

Concrete, So Hot Right Now: Two Plant Holders That Break Down the Material's Rough and Tough Attitude

Our inbox has seen an influx of concrete-based products and projects recently. Seems like the impending winter months has everyone looking to heavier …

Awesome Quote of the Week: "Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do." -Steve Jobs

Do It Yourself Nuclear Fusion

By far the coolest projects we see are those dealing with high voltages and deep vacuums. Vacuum tubes of all types fall into this category, as do …

Make Your Own LED Lightbulb!

Do you like saving electricity? Who doesn’t!<p>Do you have a lot of LED light strips lying around, destined for a project that you <b>never</b> quite got around …

Sprintbeemer by Lucky Cat Garage

The inspiration for a bike build can come from the most unlikely of sources. In the case of this most unusual BMW sprint bike, it was a vintage M&H Racemaster drag tire.<p>The tire belonged to the amiable Séb Lorentz of the Lucky Cat Garage, a familiar face on the European custom show circuit. While …

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The Magnum MK5 Is The Canadian Track Car You've Always Wanted

Not to be left out of the global rush to produce a crazy fast lightweight race car for the streets, Canada has now fielded an entry in the form of …

A reader submitted 1969 Mercedes-Benz 220D from Croatia http://petro.li/HsYMZt

Spa Six Hours Classic is an all out sprint http://petro.li/HfcChp

Mercedes 300SL Gullwing at Bonneville Gives Us Salt Fever

Compass Guided Kayak Autopilot

Last July, [Louis] bought a kayak off of Craigslist. It was a pedal-powered device with a hand-operated rudder, and he ended up enjoying his time on …

Hackerspacing in Europe: A children’s Hackerspace in Eindhoven!

De Ontdekfabriek (translated) is best described as a children’s makerspace. This is what society needs everywhere! Public workshops for children to …

Modern Alfa #drivetastefully Photo via Dogen http://petro.li/1cnpY9x

[Charles’s] Epic “Total-Recap” GoKart Post

If you’ve built an electric vehicle in the past few years, you probably owe [Charles] a couple of beers. Now you can feel more indebted to him after …

Google's Cars Now Drive Better Than You Do

Though there may be plenty of hurdles when it comes to getting self-driving cars on the road in large numbers, Google has gotten one step closer to …

Eight states team up to push electric cars, target 3.3 million sold by 2025

It's clear by now that putting a million EVs on the road by 2015 is but a pipe dream, but a joint project by eight states aim to make a total of 3.3 million EV sales by 2025 a more viable goal. California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont have forged …

The Internet Archive puts Atari games and obsolete software directly in your browser

The Internet Archive has officially released a tool that will let decades-old software run in your browser, along with a catalog of noteworthy, fun, or notorious games and applications. The Archive team has spent two years creating and troubleshooting a JavaScript port of the MESS computer software …

The U.S. Mid-Atlantic Coast at night from the International Space Station. Image credit: NASA

TWI reveals handheld 5 kW laser torch

To address the challenges encountered in decommissioning a nuclear facility, the UK-based firm TWI has since 2009 been developing laser tube-cutting …

The old Corvette's seats were terrible; the new ones aren't. We cut examples of both in half to show why: http://cardrive.co/6036bSPj

"This image was recorded over a period of nearly 2 hours as a series of 30 second long, consecutive exposures on the night of October 5. The exposures were made with a digital camera fixed to a tripod near Almaden de la Plata, province of Seville, in southern Spain, planet Earth. Of course, the graceful star trails reflect the Earth's daily rotation around its axis. By extension, the axis of rotation leads to the center of the concentric arcs in the night sky. Convenient for northern hemisphere night sky photographers and celestial navigators alike, the bright star Polaris is very close to the North Celestial Pole and so makes the short bright trail in the central gap between the leafy branches." NASA's Astronomy Picture Of The Day, Oct 23rd 2013. Image Credit & Copyright: Jerónimo Losada

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Hacking a Streetlight with Lasers

$20, some spare parts and a bit of mischief was a small price for [Chris] to pay for a reprieve from light pollution with this remote control laser …